Bognor Regis
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© A White 2011
Bognor   Regis   is   a   small   seaside   town   on the   south   coast   of   England   in   the   county of       West       Sussex.       It       is       situated approximately    70    miles    south    west    of London.   The   town   can   trace   its   roots   back to   when   it   was   a   small   fishing   village.   The town    still    has    its    fishermen,    operating small     inshore     boats     from     the     town's beaches,      keeping      alive      the      town's traditional   link   with   the   sea.   Bognor   is   a very    pleasant    coastal    town    with    many sites    of    historical    interest    nearby.    The development     of     modern     Bognor     was begun     in     the     1780s     by     Sir     Richard Hotham.  Did    you    know    that    on    average    Bognor Regis   has   more   sunshine   than   any   other town   in   Britain,   making   it   the   country's   sunshine   capital,   so   why   not   soak   up   the   sun   on   Bognor   beach?   Take   a   walk   along   the   promenade   that   stretches from Aldwick   to   the   west   through   to   Felpham   to   the   east   of   the   town.   Bognor   Regis   is   a   traditional   seaside   town   with   many   rides   and   amusements   for   the children.   The   seafront   bars   help   give   the   town   a   continental   flavour,   or   you   could   visit   one   of   the   many   traditional   pubs   like   the   William   Hardwicke,   The Lamb in Steyne Street or perhaps The Fox in Felpham, one of Bognor's' more historic buildings. When   visiting   Bognor   Regis   be   sure   to   visit   one   of   the   town's   parks   and   gardens.   Bognor   is   after   all   a   South   East   in   Bloom   competition   winner.   If   you   get tired   of   lazing   on   the   beach   and   gardens   aren't   your   thing,   you   can   always   fit   in   some   shopping.   From   department   stores,   arcades   to   souvenir   kiosks there is something for everyone. There is also a regular open air market in the town square opposite the theatre. In   the   evening   Bognor   Regis   has   several   nightclubs,   live   music   and   other   entertainment   at   most   of   the   town's   pubs. Or   you   could   watch   a   show   at   the   Alexandra   Theatre;   the   theatre   puts   on   a   wide   variety   of   shows   all   through   the year   or   catch   the   latest   movie   at   the   Picturedrome   cinema.   For   many   people   one   of   the   pleasures   of   a   trip   to   the seaside is still to enjoy a late night stroll along the prom with a bag of chips. As   well   as   the   very   amiable   climate   Bognor   has   consistently   won   awards   for   its   clean   and   unpolluted   sea   and   beaches.   Throughout   the   summer   Bognor is   host   to   the   many   popular   annual   events   such   as   the   ROX   music   festival,   Hotham   Park   Country   Fair   and   the   Bognor   Carnival.   Butlins   is   a   popular holiday destination for people from all over the country and helps make Bognor the popular resort it is today. If   the   sun   gets   too   much   for   you   or   the   kids,   or   you   just   want   a   change   from   the   beach,   why   not   take   a   stroll   around   Hotham   Park.   Not   only   is   there   plenty of   room   to   stretch   out   and   relax,   you   can   take   advantage   of   the   shade   offered   by   the   many   trees.   Make   use   of   the   tennis   courts and   putting   green,   there's   even   a   crazy   golf   course,   boating   lake   and   miniature   train,   as   well   a   snack   bar   providing   light refreshments and a children's play area. If you are interested in history and want to know more about Bognor's past, an excellent place to visit is the town's museum.
Marine Park Gardens Sun bathers on the beach Seafront novelty shop Pagham Harbour, west of Bognor Regis St Mary Magdalene Church, South Bersted. Beach view View from Bognor Pier. The Selector play the ROX. Bognor beach from the pier Seafront train ride MINI GOLF Seafront Mini Golf Seafront Mini Golf Seafront Mini Golf
Bognor Regis - Sunshine-on Sea Take a trip around the delightful West Sussex seaside town of Bognor Regis, often claimed to be the sunniest resort in Britain! As well as a brief outline of the history of Bognor Regis, the film features movie portraits of of the surrounding countryside and towns, including Pagham Harbour, Selsey, Chichester, Yapton, Barnham, Arundel and Littlehampton. Several of Bognor Regis' annual events from yesteryear are also featured in this programme.  
Colourful childrens windmills
The Steyne, Bognor Regis
Bersted Brooks Bersted   Brooks   is   situated   just   north   east   of   Bognor   Regis; the   19   hectare   site   became   a   local   nature   reserve   in   2010. The   reserve   is   home   to   a   wide   variety   of   wildlife   including Skylarks and Water Voles. Arun   District   Council   and   the   Friends   of   Bersted   Brooks   take great     care     to     ensure     the     wildlife     is     encouraged     and protected,    while    at    the    same    welcoming    visitors    all    year round.    The    reserve    is    a    natural    unspoilt    area    bordering Aldingbourne   Rife   that   includes   ponds,   meadows   and   reed beds.   The   area   can   flood   in   the   winter,   so   care   should   be taken. For more information contact Arun DC or the Friends of Bersted Brooks.
Bersted Brooks, Aldingbourne Rife Bersted Brooks, newly planted trees. Bersted Brooks.
Hotham Park Just   east   of   the   town   centre   you   will   find   Hotham   Park,   a small   piece   of   countryside   in   the   town.   Originally   part   of   the estate   of   Bognor's   founder   Sir   Richard   Hotham,   it   was   a   fitting setting   for   Hotham   House;   built   in   1792.   The   modern   park includes   a   boating   lake,   mini   railway,   crazy   golf,   a   modern play   area   for   the   children   and   a   wildlife   conservatory   area. Refreshments   are   available   throughout   the   summer   at   the parks café. If   you   want   a   quite   walk,   a   picnic   or   kick   about   with   the children;   Hotham   Park   is   an   ideal   place   to   visit.   On   hot   sunny days    the    shade    provided    by    its many    trees    provides    a    beautiful spot to chill out and cool down.
Hotham Park, Mini train at station Hotham Park, Hotham House Hotham Pak, Boating Lake
The Regis Centre (Alexandra Theatre) This   distinctive   modern   building   was   opened   in   1977   by   HRH Princess    Alexandra.    Since    its    opening    the    centre    has developed   into   a   showcase   for   the   performing   arts   in   Bognor Regis.   The   theatre   puts   on   a   wide   variety   of   shows   for   all tastes,   touring   and   local   productions.   It   also   hosts   regular evenings   of   classical   music   in   the   'Studio'   and   provides   a gallery    for    artists    to    exhibit    their    work.    It's    always    worth dropping   in   to   see   what   productions   are   in   the   pipeline   or   just enjoy   a   coffee   in   the   café   or   foyer.   The   centre   has   a   friendly relaxed    atmosphere    and    is    a facility    enjoyed    by    the    young and    not    so    young.    For    more information     go     to     the     Regis Centre Website .
Alexandra Theatre, Pantomime, Snow White Alexandra Theatre, seating Regis Centre foyer, hosting the Spring Festival.
Picturedrome Cinema Opened   in   1886,   the   building   did   not   become   a   permanent cinema   until   1919.   This   historic   and   attractive   building   still serves   the   town   as   a   cinema   today,   showing   a   wide   variety   of the    latest    films;    as    well    as    live    broadcasts    of    opera    and classical   music   events   from   across   the   world.   With   everything costing    so    much    these    days    it's refreshing    to    find    cinema    tickets that   cost   less   than   a   pint.   To   find out   what   the   Picturedrome   has   to offer visit their website .
Picturedrome Cinema - Main Screen Picturedrome Cinema - Main Auditorium Picturedrome Cinema
Bognor Regis Pier Opened    in    1865,    Bognor's    pier soon   became   a   popular   attraction and    a    focal    point    for    seafront activities.      A      grade      II      listed building   the   pier   remains   to   this day   an   important   feature   of   the town.   As   well   as   being   home   to the   world   famous   'Birdman'   event the   pier   has   many   attractions   of its    own.    There    are    amusement    arcades    for    adults    and children,   the   Conservatory   Bar,   a   snooker   club   and   'ClubV' nightclub.   Since   it   was   built   all   those   years   ago,   the   pier   still provides    a    wonderful    view    of    the    towns    beaches    and    the Sussex   Coast   and   is   a   favourite   spot   for   many   of   the   town's anglers. . ,
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Bognor Regis
bognor-regis.org
© A White 2011
Bognor   Regis   is   a   small   seaside   town   on   the   south   coast   of   England   in   the county   of   West   Sussex.   It   is   situated   approximately   70   miles   south   west   of London.   The   town   can   trace   its   roots   back   to   when   it   was   a   small   fishing village.   The   town   still   has   its   fishermen,   operating   small   inshore   boats   from the   town's   beaches,   keeping   alive   the   town's   traditional   link   with   the   sea. Bognor   is   a   very   pleasant   coastal   town   with   many   sites   of   historical   interest nearby.   The   development   of   modern   Bognor   was   begun   in   the   1780s   by   Sir Richard Hotham.  Did   you   know   that   on   average   Bognor   Regis   has   more   sunshine   than   any other   town   in   Britain,   making   it   the   country's   sunshine   capital,   so   why   not   soak up    the    sun    on    Bognor    beach?    Take    a    walk    along    the    promenade    that stretches   from Aldwick   to   the   west   through   to   Felpham   to   the   east   of   the   town. Bognor   Regis   is   a   traditional   seaside   town   with   many   rides   and   amusements for   the   children.   The   seafront   bars   help   give   the   town   a   continental   flavour,   or you   could   visit   one   of   the   many   traditional   pubs   like   the   William   Hardwicke, The   Lamb   in   Steyne   Street   or   perhaps   The   Fox   in   Felpham,   one   of   Bognor's' more historic buildings. When   visiting   Bognor   Regis   be   sure   to   visit   one   of   the   town's   parks   and gardens.   Bognor   is   after   all   a   South   East   in   Bloom   competition   winner.   If   you get   tired   of   lazing   on   the   beach   and   gardens   aren't   your   thing,   you   can   always fit   in   some   shopping.   From   department   stores,   arcades   to   souvenir   kiosks there   is   something   for   everyone. There   is   also   a   regular   open   air   market   in   the town square opposite the theatre. In     the     evening     Bognor     Regis     has several   nightclubs,   live   music   and   other entertainment    at    most    of    the    town's pubs.   Or   you   could   watch   a   show   at   the Alexandra   Theatre;   the   theatre   puts   on a   wide   variety   of   shows   all   through   the year   or   catch   the   latest   movie   at   the   Picturedrome   cinema.   For   many   people one   of   the   pleasures   of   a   trip   to   the   seaside   is   still   to   enjoy   a   late   night   stroll along the prom with a bag of chips. As   well   as   the   very   amiable   climate   Bognor   has   consistently   won   awards   for its   clean   and   unpolluted   sea   and   beaches.   Throughout   the   summer   Bognor   is host   to   the   many   popular   annual   events   such   as   the   ROX   music   festival, Hotham   Park   Country   Fair   and   the   Bognor   Carnival.   Butlins   is   a   popular holiday    destination    for    people    from    all    over    the    country    and    helps    make Bognor the popular resort it is today. If   the   sun   gets   too   much   for   you   or   the   kids,   or   you   just   want   a   change   from the   beach,   why   not   take   a   stroll   around   Hotham   Park.   Not   only   is   there   plenty of   room   to   stretch   out   and   relax,   you   can   take   advantage   of   the   shade   offered by   the   many   trees.   Make   use   of   the   tennis   courts   and   putting   green,   there's even   a   crazy   golf   course,   boating   lake   and   miniature   train,   as   well   a   snack   bar providing light refreshments and a children's play area. If   you   are   interested   in   history   and   want   to   know   more   about   Bognor's   past, an excellent place to visit is the town's museum.
Marine Park Gardens Sun bathers on the beach Seafront novelty shop Pagham Harbour, west of Bognor Regis St Mary Magdalene Church, South Bersted. Beach view View from Bognor Pier. The Selector play the ROX. Bognor beach from the pier Seafront train ride MINI GOLF Seafront Mini Golf Seafront Mini Golf Seafront Mini Golf
Bognor Regis - Sunshine-on Sea Take a trip around the delightful West Sussex seaside town of Bognor Regis, often claimed to be the sunniest resort in Britain! As well as a brief outline of the history of Bognor Regis, the film features movie portraits of of the surrounding countryside and towns, including Pagham Harbour, Selsey, Chichester, Yapton, Barnham, Arundel and Littlehampton. Several of Bognor Regis' annual events from yesteryear are also featured in this programme.  
Colourful childrens windmills
The Steyne, Bognor Regis
Bersted Brooks Bersted    Brooks    is    situated    just    north    east    of    Bognor    Regis;    the    19 hectare   site   became   a   local   nature   reserve   in   2010. The   reserve   is   home to a wide variety of wildlife including Skylarks and Water Voles. Arun   District   Council   and   the   Friends   of   Bersted   Brooks   take   great   care to   ensure   the   wildlife   is   encouraged   and   protected,   while   at   the   same welcoming   visitors   all   year   round.   The   reserve   is   a   natural   unspoilt   area bordering   Aldingbourne   Rife   that   includes   ponds,   meadows   and   reed beds. The area can flood in the winter, so care should be taken. For more information contact Arun DC or the Friends of Bersted Brooks.
Bersted Brooks, Aldingbourne Rife Bersted Brooks, newly planted trees. Bersted Brooks.
The Regis Centre (Alexandra Theatre) This   distinctive   modern   building   was   opened   in   1977   by   HRH   Princess Alexandra.   Since   its   opening   the   centre   has   developed   into   a   showcase for   the   performing   arts   in   Bognor   Regis.   The theatre   puts   on   a   wide   variety   of   shows   for all   tastes,   touring   and   local   productions.   It also    hosts    regular    evenings    of    classical music   in   the   'Studio'   and   provides   a   gallery for   artists   to   exhibit   their   work.   It's   always worth   dropping   in   to   see   what   productions are        in        the pipeline    or    just enjoy    a    coffee in    the    café    or foyer.            The centre     has     a friendly    relaxed   and   is   a   facility enjoyed    by    the young     and     not     so     young.     For     more information go to the Regis Centre Website .
Alexandra Theatre, Pantomime, Snow White Alexandra Theatre, seating Regis Centre foyer, hosting the Spring Festival.
Picturedrome Cinema Opened   in   1886,   the   building   did   not   become   a   permanent   cinema   until 1919.   This   historic   and   attractive   building   still   serves   the   town   as   a   cinema today,   showing   a   wide   variety   of   the   latest   films;   as   well   as   live   broadcasts of   opera   and   classical   music   events   from   across   the   world.   With   everything costing   so   much   these   days   it's   refreshing   to   find   cinema   tickets   that   cost less     than     a     pint.     To     find     out     what     the Picturedrome has to offer visit their website .
Picturedrome Cinema - Main Screen Picturedrome Cinema - Main Auditorium Picturedrome Cinema
Bognor Regis Pier Opened   in   1865,   Bognor's   pier   soon   became a    popular    attraction    and    a    focal    point    for seafront   activities.   A   grade   II   listed   building the    pier    remains    to    this    day    an    important feature   of   the   town. As   well   as   being   home   to the   world   famous   'Birdman'   event   the   pier   has many     attractions     of     its     own.     There     are amusement   arcades   for   adults   and   children, the    Conservatory    Bar,    a    snooker    club    and 'ClubV'   nightclub.   Since   it   was   built   all   those   years   ago,   the   pier   still provides   a   wonderful   view   of   the   towns   beaches   and   the   Sussex   Coast and is a favourite spot for many of the town's anglers. . ,
Bognor Regis Pier More...
Hotham Park Just    east    of    the    town    centre    you    will    find Hotham   Park,   a   small   piece   of   countryside   in the     town.     Originally     part     of     the     estate     of Bognor's   founder   Sir   Richard   Hotham,   it   was   a fitting   setting   for   Hotham   House;   built   in   1792. The   modern   park   includes   a   boating   lake,   mini railway,   crazy   golf,   a   modern   play   area   for   the children     and     a     wildlife     conservatory     area. Refreshments     are     available     throughout     the summer at the parks café. If   you   want   a   quite   walk,   a   picnic   or   kick   about   with   the   children;   Hotham Park   is   an   ideal   place   to   visit.   On   hot   sunny   days   the   shade   provided   by   its many trees provides a beautiful spot to chill out and cool down.
Hotham Park, Mini train at station Hotham Park, Hotham House Hotham Pak, Boating Lake